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a little bit, and what have we got? holy smokes, we've got a return by obama care. this is chris davis, he's a believer, he's got all those obama blockers out there. he's going to go all the way! it's going to work! it's going to work! look at obama care, it's going to work! they ain't giving up. 109 yards in jordan harris stadium, 87,000 fans loving every bit of it, and guess what, four times that many people went to the website and signed up today. you see that? liberals, democrats, progressives, believers in obama care. don't ever give up. it's never over. even the arrogance of alabama who thinks they can beat everybody anywhere, any time, any day. even with one second left, they think they're going to get it to you. and that's where they're just like the republicans! they never give up. so here we are. it's the beginning of december. and obama care, son of a gun, is working better than ever. mae made the deadline, didn't they? but, you know, this news hasn't stopped the republican plot to take your health care away. healthcare.gov got off to a rocky rollout, no doubt about that. the we
. good evening, rev. >> good evening, ed. and thanks to you for tuning in. >>> tonight's lead, obama care plus success equals one massive right wing freakout. president obama's health care law is working. and many on the right just can't handle it. here's what i'm talking about. >> well, nelson mandela stood up against a great injustice and was willing to pay a huge price for that. that's the reason he's mourned today because of that struggle he performed. but you're right. what he was advocating for was not necessarily the right answer, but he was fighting against some great injustice. and i would make the argument that, you know, we have a great injustice going on in this country with an ever-increasing size of government that is taking over and controlling people's lives. and obama care is front and center in that. >> yes. he just compared fighting the health care law to fighting apartheid. rick santorum doesn't have to like the health care law, but he's a former u.s. senator. does he really think it compares to government-backed racial segregation. but this is the ugliest we've seen f
for a month-long pr offensive on obama care. >> my main message today is we're not going back and we're just getting started with the exchanges. just getting started with the marketplaces. so we're not going to walk away from it. if i've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what i'll do. >> in a speech next hour, the president will connect the push for health care to the battle over income and equality and stop by a white house youth summit later this afternoon because getting young people to sign up is, of course, crucial for obama care's success. let me bring in our company. richard wolf is the vice president and executive editor of msnbc.com. hen rick hertzburg, senior editor of "the new yorker." is this marketing campaign, pr push, whatever you want to call it, exactly what obama care needs or has this already been defined largely by the republicans and by the problems with the website? >> it's actually what health care reform has always needed, and the president has never really got his arms around. so if you look at the polling, it's easily distorte
hearing from the republicans? more complaints. texas senator john cornyn tweeted, so obama care's fixed now that the website has been improved? not on your life. alabama's martha roby says, quote, the real problem with obama care can't be fixed with a tech surge. what we are seeing now is just the beginning. and from new hampshire senator kelly ayotte, obama care is still a mess. it's not a mess to people who can finally afford insurance, who are getting free preventive care, who aren't being discriminated against because of pre-existing conditions. but they don't think about that. they focus on attacking the president. >> i don't know how you fix the many fundamental problems of this program. >> this thing is going to be an unmitigated political disaster for the president. >> this really feeds into the president's competence. that's really the question now that people have. is the president competent to do his job? >> here's the question. here's the question people really have. just how desperate is the right. they didn't want this law to work, didn't want it to help people, but it is.
care act on obama care. >> i know people call this law obama care. >> obama care. >> and that's okay, because i do care. >> back on the hill, republicans are not backing down. >> chairman darrell issa. >> no one is suggesting for a moment that we take government out of health care. >> right. >> that one kicked me in the belly. they have no plan. >> we've been putting deals on the table. >> but nothing's passed. >> the other issue obviously is the economy. >> the economy remains the single biggest concern. >> washington consistently failed to act. >> these aspare teas have become too big to ignore. >> making an action across the board. >> raising minimum wage, assistance to the long-term unemployed. something of a warning call to the american dream. >> it is not simply a moral claim. >> it's rooted in the personal. >> so we can make a difference on this. >> there are 19 shopping days to find health insurance on the government exchange. 29,000 people reportedly completed the application and selected a health plan on the federal exchange on sunday and monday but we don't exactly know ho
if it worked beautifully in rollout. >> the obama care affordable care act has hit the high water mark in terms of opposition. because it had the terrible rollout. you had, you know -- >> but even that 55% are rooting for it. >> it was always like a 45/45 proposition for the last two years. the polls never really change a lot. now every day we go forward, it's going to get closer to working. plus all these benefits that have kicked in that they never want to talk about. we talked about kids under e age of 26 being on policies of their parents. you know, refunds for premiums that are too high. all that stuff is kicking in and it's basically taking root. which is why republicans hate that. i think they're going to back away from the repeal talk. because repeal now means taking a lot of stuff away. >> heard the other day a couple hours ago that he's pushed down. there is some secret new plan for paul ryan. anyway, the president's confronted the problems with the law's website. saying it would be vastly improved by december 1st which was yesterday. complaining about errors with registrations. but o
and healthcare.gov headaches, president obama is renewing the push for his signature health care law. and this white house knows, they have no time to waste. to promote the law and boost enrollment, the administration will hold an event every single day from now until december 23rd, the deadline to enroll and get insurance for the new year. and it all started this afternoon, with the president himself, who said we are not going back. >> and that seems to be the only alternative that obama care's critics have, is let's go back to the status quo, because they sure haven't presented an alternative. you've got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> no, we're not going to repeal the law. and, in fact, the real ballots may have just begun. >> if i've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, that's what i'll do. what's important for everybody to remember is, not only that the law has already helped millions of people, but that there are millions more who stand to be helped. and we've got to make sure they know tha
'll be that. y'all know the word that i'm talking about. obama care. that's right. i said it and i'm not ashamed. and neither is president obama. because he knows that of all his victories, over two terms in office, his legacy is ultimately going to be remembered for this one single word. i mean, what do you call the president who rescues the u.s. auto industry? obama care. what do you call the president who finally eliminates osama bin laden? obama care. what do you call the president who ends don't ask, don't tell? say it with me. obama care! heard the one about the president who pulled us out of the greatest recession since the great depression? yep, obama care. and what about the one, you know, about the president who reduced drug sentencing disparities? obama care. stop if you have heard this one. a group of underpaid woman and the president who passed a pay equity law walk into a bar -- okay, you see where i'm going with this. short of bringing about world peace before he leaves office, the affordable care act will loom large in the president's legacy, as the singular accompl
. >>> good evening from new york, i'm chris hayes. today the president was out officially selling obama care for the first time since the relaunch of healthcare.gov and he was defiant in the face of his critics. >> some are rooting for this law to fail. i will work with anybody to implement an approve this law effectively. if you have good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want everybody to know that. >> across the country in california, state republicans stooped to a new low to sabotage the law. >>> it's called cover california, and the administrators say it could set the stage for the rest of the country. >> on the left coast, the launch of the state exchange covered california wents pretty well. it reports it is signing up 2,700 people a day. that's good news for golden staters who need health insurance. bad news for republicans who are determined to undermine the affordable care act. enter connie conway. it is billed as a california resource guide and it looks like any generic health care website. it has something for everyone, if y
like they're running out of this tired rant even about obama care already. your thoughts. >> that's right. i think there's a streak of the evil other them, the mysterious other who is now in the person of president obama. and he wants to impose big government on the poor, free people of texas and everywhere else. i've known john cornyn for years, i've covered him for years. i don't think of him at heart as that kind of guy. he was a corporate republican. he was part of the george w. bush machine of compassionate conservatism years ago. but now he's playing to that crowd. and the fact it was a google hangout is significant. one of the things that's changed here is that you marry that long tradition of american fear of government, of resentment of the other, of conservative versus liberalism. you marry that us versus them with modern technology in the fact you can speak discreetly to your own crew and stoke up your own crew, wave the flag with them, and you have the tone of the republican party today. they're largely speaking to themselves. >> yeah. and on occasion they get caught,
of obama care, right, and who famously, the citizens of kentucky have reaped the benefit. kentucky now leads the nation in new sign-ups for health insurance, and that would be huge anywhere. it is a particularly huge deal for a state whose population is as unhealthful as kentucky's is. i don't mean any offense by it, but kentucky's population ranks at the bottom or toward the bottom of the nation's health ratings in lots and lots and lots of different categories, and kentucky has a lot of uninsured people. and it's the exact same deal two states over in mississippi, but in these two states, in the same part of the country, with the same health problems in their populations and a lot of the same challenges, one of them, kentucky, is now best in the nation in terms of people getting health insurance, and one of them, mississippi, is now worst in the nation, and not because they wouldn't know how to fix their problem. they knew how to fix their problem, but they stopped fixing it. mississippi has enrolled a smaller percentage of its population than any other state in the nation. they do n
and politics of obama care in general, how is that playing on the ground already? >> it's playing very differently depending on where you are. i'll give you two examples. you probably heard about kentucky where the website is going really well. i know the new york times and "washington post" talked about that a lot. if you go to kentucky, what you hear is that mitch mcconnell is still loud and proud saying we should repeal obama care. and the democratic candidate there running and her name is allison grimes. so far even though kentucky has a good website, she is still very weary of this law. her view is still obama care not going to help you win in kentucky. on the other hand in florida, you have charlie crist, now a democrat, running for governor there. he made one of his big issues the medicate expansion which is popular. florida has not allowed the medicaid expansion. and he thinks it's a winning issue with the democrats in florida. >> the website is working better but still underlying issues only just beginning to make head way like identity verification and enkolment data which is
bones and spinal cord injuries. >>> turning now to washington and the reboot of the obama care website. later today, president obama will shift from damage control to sales pitch. it's part of a three-week effort to refocus attention on positive aspects of the affordable care act. we learned monday that 100,000 people were able to sign up for health care through the site in november. that's nearly triple the 27,000 who were successful in october, but the trouble isn't over. just 37% of people under the age of 30 are familiar with the law. getting healthy young people to sign up for obama care is a key component of the law's success. and though he's not exactly young, per se, president obama will be signing up through the online exchange. his policy will come with substantial out-of-pocket costs, though, because it will not be taxpayer subsidized. >>> in the investigation into actor paul walker's death, officials say there is no evidence that drag racing played any part in that tragic accident. overnight, fans gathered at a memorial to pay tribute to the fallen "fast & furious" star. wa
the president for delaying some of the implementation of obama care. and then they attack him for pushing it out too early, the rollout of the exchange on october 1. wait a minute. is he guilty on both directions, bad for bringing something on time and bringing something later? these guys should check with each other about their indictments because they're 180 from each other. >> well, it makes them look sill eye. they kind of remind me right now of you know how we go to the conventions we have the protesters caged. and you let them vent and get that out of their system. >> a gravelly, former parking lot. >> i agree the negative is getting them nowhere because i wrote a column just about that. and president obama is wise to that. he realizes they've said no all along. i'm going to be mr. positive, mr. hope and change. but he's distracting from the comes that they have raised, the misleading of the american people about keeping what you want, all those things are still out there. >> do you think it's smart to call him a liar? >> i don't use that word. >> i avoid that word. i'm sure somebody will
to have to leave it there. thank you both for your time. >>> coming up. it's working! new obama care numbers show a surge. and republicans can't take it. so they're recycling their old tactics. >>> plus, get this one. speaker boehner is blaming democrats for obstruction. sounds out of this world, right? well, today a real connection between the party and outer space. >>> and from cutting food stamps to bill o'reilly saying jesus would not be down with welfare. >>> and first dog sunny is making big news today. wait until you see why. the day we rescued riley, was a truly amazing day. without angie's list, i don't know if we could have found all the services we needed for our riley. for over 18 years we've helped people take care of the things that matter most. join today at angieslist.com i have a great fit with my dentures. i love kiwis. i've always had that issue with the seeds getting under my denture. super poligrip free -- it creates a seal of the dentures in my mouth. even well-fitting dentures let in food particles. super poligrip is zinc free. with just a few dabs, it's clinic
, there's been a lot of noise around obama care. and its launch in october. and the failures that float from that. but as you know, joy, i've said from the very beginning of this year that, you know, the party has an opportunity to put some real -- substantive policy on the table to differentiate itself not just rhetorically from this administration, but, you know, and politically, but also in terms of what it hopes to accomplish in something -- with something like obama care. and i think that that opportunity is still there. the question he is, do they take advantage of it going into a new year, where you're going to have on top of, you know, the watch, the death watch by republicans and the hopeful watch by democrats, you know, in the launch of obama care, the budget issues, sequester and all these things begin to take a new shape, beginning in just a few short weeks. >> and, you know, jonathan, a lot of times presidencies are pronounced dead over and over again by the media, every wrong turn -- it's the end of the presidency. so, you know, sort of give us perspective. put the obama a
stopped trying to repeal obama care, their plan seems to be to try to make it not work. for people trying to get insurance, as the whole idea of getting insurance, what that means in terms of their principles is one thing. what that means in terms of strategy, if they're going to tell people not to get insurance, where does that strategy end? where does it lead to, for republicans? >> well, i mean, people are signing up. kentucky is a great example of the success with regard to the medicaid expansion. but if the republican efforts like you just described are geared toward turning away the young invincibles, then what i think is really going on, they're trying to subvert this model of this. if people who are of means are buying in so we can provide that safety net for people who have not yet had insurance. so if the young invincibles are convinced economic-wise, and everybody has to pay more for now expanding the tent for medicaid recipients, i think that is what it is all about so they can put numbers on the board and say see, we told you this is a drain on our economy. >> if they thought
. >> he has taken $716 billion out of the medicare trust fund to pay for obama care. >> obama care takes $716 billion from medicare to spend on obama care. >> the gop is dusting off some romney health care talking points. >> the cuts, which do not come out of the medicare trust fund, actually make medicare more efficient. >> medicare, lots of spending, diverted from that program for obama care. >> that's the dumbest thing i've ever heard in my life! >> the number two trender. rush judgment. >> limbaugh is actually now going after the pope. >> the pope here has now gone beyond catholicism. >> i exhort you to generous solidarity and return to economics and finance to an ethical approach, which favors human beings. >> this is just pure marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope. >> catholic groups call on limbaugh to apologize to the pope. >> the pope is ripping america. the pope ripping capitalism. >> the pope isn't against capitalism. the pope is against capitalism serving profits. >> the pope ripping trickle-down economics. and obama is having an organize gam. >> no crudeness on the rig
obama care media blitz does continue and today president obama will focus his message on the laws and the benefits for people with pre-existing medical conditions. this as the white house announces some 56,000 people and their successful enrollment in coverage during exchanges. that's more than double the enrollees for the entire month of october and all of this as the administration ramps up, too, december 23rd and the enrollment deadline for january 1st coverage, jim mcdermott, senior member of the house, ways and means committee. >> as we look back at the calendar, it was two weeks ago when they assembled this team, the senate and house strike teams and what was their task versus the daily barrage of messages that we'll see on tap from the white house. can you explain the difference? >> it looks to me like it's all one plan because you really have to keep pushing and letting people know and try and build momentum in the public the real problem here is public education, if you have never had health insurance before, you don't know how it works and you've never applied for it and
'll dig into what's going on and how important millennials are to both obama care and the obama presidency. >>> good morning. i'm chris jansing, and this morning we're looking at what the president calls the defining challenge of our time, income and equality. he's got a lot of statistics to back him up, but consider just this one. between 1978 and 2011 worker compensation has gone up by 5.7%, on average, for most of us, for a ceo, they've gotten a 725% raise. fast food workers say they are living examples of the effect of income and equality. today thousands of them are walking off the job in more than a hundred cities off the country demanding to be paid $15 an hour. >> i actually work two jobs. i work mcdonald's and wendy's and it's still not enough. the cost of living still seems to be rising over my head and still making difficult, daily sacrifices and i work two job, minimum wage is just not enough. >> president obama gave those protesters a boost yesterday. >> we know that there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail sales people who work their tai
's giving a speech touting the relaunch of obama care 2.0. >>> a major decision on the detroit bankruptcy case. the judge will take the bench in just minutes. >>> and protesters tackling two major issues, immigration and the minimum wage. how pressure from the people could finally change washington. >>> good morning, i'm chris jansing. there's a major new push to focus positive attention on obama care, and it starts today. the kickoff is at the white house this afternoon. we'll hear from the president today, but the plan is to have a democrat or someone from the administration do something every single day until the december 23rd deadline. and just announced, this thursday the president will sit down with chris matthews at american university. the interview will air right here on msnbc's "hardball" at 7:00 p.m. eastern. again, that's thursday, december 5th. >>> and it appears to be the right time for a new pr campaign, considering that the website is doing better. a senior administration official says 750,000 people visited the site yesterday, and enrollment numbers obtained by nbc news s
has to be on protecting the american people from obama care. we have passed bill after bill trying to protect the american people from this disaster. so protecting the american people from obama care has been another priority. >> got that? he is protecting us. excellent. our panel is also the opinion writer. also a msnbc contributor. i didn't get to name your fabulous newspaper. we are looking forward to chris matthews interview and sitting down with the president and american university in front of a very deliberate audience which is young people. this is where the battle is being joined. the president is trying to convince younger americans that it's for you and republicans making what argument to young people some. >> the argument they are making with the creepy uncle sam showed they still do it. it's by the obama administration to make you get something you don't need and you probably don't want. it's a crazy thing. the president is going after young people in particular. one because you need them in the pool. you need the premiums and helping people in the pools to help pay fo
the official restart of the obama care era and the day the window finally closed for good for republicans trying to kill the thing. from the day obama was elected president, republicans have been determined to block health care reform. they got scott brown elected. they took the law all the way to the supreme court, voted dozens of times to defund or repeal it, shut down the government for 16 days, and obama care survived all of it. irony is that while republicans couldn't kill obama care, the administration almost could. >> good evening. president obama now finds himself compared to president george w. bush, as in the problems with the health care plan have become president obama's katrina. >> but today, the website is now fixed enough that it looks like obama care is really here to stay. the repeal strategy is dead and obama care is out of the icu. according to the administration, the error message rate for the front end of the website is less than 1%. that's down from about 6% last month. the site can now handle 50,000 users at a time, 800,000 per day. keep in mind, at one point, the s
'm chris hayes, the white house today got the best news it has had in two months about obama care. we will bring that news to you in a moment as well as the president's latest push to get young people to enroll. but it has always been the case, the political fate of obama care would rest ultimately on its performance, what it did for people's lives and not on the lies and slander directed at it from the right. and while the smears deployed against it get shorter and shorter we have the latest example. did you hear about the guy whose baby was denied coverage under obama care? >> those family plan quotes included myself, my wife, our 7, 5, and 7-year-old, and 18 month-old was left off. the response was no, they don't allow family plans under the age of 8. >> this guy tried to sign his family up for insurance on the new york state exchange and they refused to enroll his 18 month-old baby? obama care is anti-toddler? the story, as you might imagine, got a lot of pickup in the right wing media. the post surfaced again and again all over conservative press and of course landed distraught f
of governance. >> the challenges with the obama care role out continue, california is making headway. >> since october 1st, about 80,000 people have enrolled in private insurance through the state's exchange. meanwhile, california republicans have been reduced to creating prank websites to prey upon their own constituents desperately seeks out information about health insurance. >> we reached out to all of the members of the assembly and state signal. two california republicans agreed to come on the show and logistics on in the way. joining me now is karen bass. she knows her way around the state's politics. i'm amazed this existed. this is one of those rare times when a headline captured how truly ridiculous a story was. can you believe they did this? >> you know what, this is exactly as you described it, an incredibly new low. but i think that it is an example of desperation. in california, you know that the state is 100% behind covered california in making sure that the affordable care act is implemented. for them to lower themselves to this level i'm shocked, and i'm shocked at the republi
dozens of the most important world leaders. >>> mary landrieu cast the deciding vote for obama care. >> southern democrats under attack. could republicans turn the state red by picking off a few vulnerable dems? good morning, i'm chris jansing. washington lawmakers getting close to something that almost never happens these days, a deal. they're headed back to d.c. right now to hammer out the details, but this budget agreement may not be much to write home about. the "washington post" basically called the agreement a cease-fire. we don't know many of the details but it's no grand bargain. it doesn't deal with entitlements, the debt or tax reform and probably won't completely fix the sequester, but aides for senator patty murray and congressman paul ryan, the budget chairs working on the deal are at least determined to keep the government open and they think they can get the plan together for a vote later this week. one of the final sticking points in the deal could be unemployment. friday the unemployment rate dropped to 7%. that's the lowest since november of 2008. federal benefits
for obama care so blame them for your troubles. as jonathan allen writes, if they aren't aware of the law's upside or can't remember it amid the problems with the rollout, democrats will be holding on to a anchor rather than a buoy which leads us back to the presidential pr pitch and peter alexander outside the white house. you just heard the president's speech. do you think the bully pulpit has lost its power at this point? >> reporter: a lot of people who paid attention to the last couple of months for this white house feel they've heard events not too dissimilar to this multiple times. this is the reboot, 3.0. the white house feels strongly this is the time it's going to work. the president made it pretty clear, krystal, you can make fun of me or kind of give me a hard time or website a hard time but you can't give this law a hard time. what was noticeable was the standing ovation when he said this law, affordable care act is not going to be repeal as long as i'm president and that got everybody on their feet, people who benefit from the law at this time. one of the real focuses is the
under the aca, but under obama care as a whole. take a listen. >> first of all, this isn't comprehensive because it's excluding the undocumented immigrant and it's excluding the unborn baby, so we begin to bristle at that. and secondly we said, and wait a minute, we who are pretty -- we catholics who are kind of among the pros when it comes to providing health care do it because of our religious conviction and because of the dictates of our conscience and now we're being asked to violate some of those. so that's when we began to worry and drawback and say mr. president, please, you're really kind of -- you're really kind of pushing aside some of your greatest supporters here. >> congressman, as a catholic do you agree with that? the cardinal went on to say they have been on the front end of this, i think he threw out 1919, trying to get our government to take up what it means to have health care in this country. but do you think that catholic supporters are going to hear the cardinal there and say, you know what, maybe i don't think so highly of obama care. >> i just hope that all suppor
. but now we can judge obama care the way we should judge obama care, which is can it sign up a lot of people who need health insurance. the evidence from the states where it's working well, california and kentucky are notable examples, is that the structure of the thing actually can work. and so if they have indeed solved most of these problems, it will probably take another couple of weeks at least to get the website working the way they want, but they made progress and now we can judge it on its merits and not on some tech glitch. >> well, you also have the white house not being quite as definitive as they have been in the past, making these statements about this is where we are, this is what's going to happen. listen to ed rendell, obviously former democratic governor of pennsylvania, on "morning joe" this morning. >> i think there's still a chance for this to achieve its basic goal. that doesn't excuse the mismanagement early. but there's still a chance to achieve a basic goal, which is to drive down the health care curve and also to ensure over 30 million people who don't have
's largest energy investor. our commitment has never been stronger. >>> if you still don't like obama care, and i know you don't, even though it's based on market based ideas of choice and competition in the private sector, then you should explain how exactly you'd cut costs and cover more people and make insurance more secure. you owe it to the american people to tell us what you are for. not just what you're against. >> well, there's the president with a plaintiff plea to the right. the president made clear again that republicans have to do more than simply be against whatever he's for. they've got to come up with a plan or something to help. he called out mitch mcconnell for his fight to repeal the affordable care act. >> if the senate republican leader still thinks he's going to be able to repeal this some day, he might want to check with the more than 60,000 people in his state who are already set to have coverage that frees them from the fear of financial ruin and lets them afford to take their kids to see a doctor. >> well some on the right are now pointing out that the republicans'
honoring his word on obama care? >> first of all, i think it's important to point out he actually has tried to go beyond what he promised now. and in many places, he will be able to do that. >> you don't take credit for that? >> no. i waited for him to say that he felt badly about it. but the truth is the law that he signed did grandfather in the policies that were in existence when he signed the law. >> so we're hearing from a different tone of bill clinton there, senator. we've got the newfound confidence that we're watching from the president, his white house, this new strike team. there are some of leaders right there, these democratic lawmakers. do you think there's enough time for the president to rewrite the narrative on obama care? >> absolutely. absolutely, thomas. the main point that has to be made is that the current system before the aca is absolutely dysfunctional. 48 million people, no health insurance. we spent twice as much per capita on health care as the people of any other nation. if we spent what other nations spent on health care, we'd save $900 billion a year. 45,000 p
the benefits of obama care. the president heads off this fresh offensive with a speech planned for 2:30 p.m. eastern surrounded by americans who have been helped by the health care law. just announced this morning, this thursday, msnbc "hardball" host chris matthews will have a sitdown with president obama joined by students from american universities. the so-called young invincibles that the white house needs to reach. each and every day between now and december the 23rd, the administration and congressional democrats will hold an event touting a different positive aspect of the health care law, just like those advent calendars so many of us are using this time of year. seems familiar, right? the ones where every day of the month you pop open another door and reveal something special inside? three years after he signed the affordable care act into law, two months after the botched rollout of the health care website, the administration hopes a three-week campaign will remind all americans why they're doing this in the first place. >> how hard of a slog is it going to be for the white hous
of october. president obama wednesday urged activists not to give up on promoting the affordable care act. >> toronto mayor rob ford may have offered $5,000 and a car to suspected drug dealers in exchange for the videotape that appears to show him smoking crack. the information is contained in police wiretaps of gang members. >>> and now for your first look at business, we turn to cnbc. >>> a push for a higher minimum wage is causing a walkout. they're calling for 15% raise in wage. private sector job growth came in higher than expected at 215,000 jobs added in novemberment more good economic news today could be bad news for stocks which are on a four-day slide on fears of the fed pulling back on the stimulus program. >>> and car service app uber is teaming up with other companies to deliver trees. they will deliver a tree' stand right to your door as well as surprise gift from the company. a little holiday spirit goes a long way. >> can you get anything delivered these days. >>> coming up, the latest political headlines in scrambled politics including a case of stop and friskiness vofinv
to get things done. like immigration, like a lot of things in implementing fully obama care? >> to me there's an interesting thing here of what comes between those two points. if you look at the speech he gave on economic justice wednesday, clearly the president has big ideas, has a big agenda. he's not done with that. these are things he's discussed from the very beginning since he began running in 2007. to me what was interesting in watching your interview yesterday was when he talked about republicans. it's not he's completely resigned to the obstructionism, that they've presented, but i didn't get a sense of a lot of fight. he talked about being persistent. but i think if he wants to rally those segments that robert talked about and he referred to at the interview, he has to be concrete in what he's asking people to rally behind. take some of these grand ideas that he talked about on wednesday that he's talked about before whether it's raising the minimum wage, expanding head start to get investment going. whatever he talked about, he has more credibility now with these new employ
. oh, they're still talking trash about killing obama care. still talking about the debt, but guess what. they aren't talking about what they did with such bravado this september to october. suddenly the cat's got their tongue. or is it the calendar. with elections coming next year and those on the right with any iq have noticed the one time the democrats saw their numbers go skyward was when the republicans played stupid party and turned themselves into the anyone couple pops of the potomac and shut done the government. tonight we look at this strange new world, scared to death at the second there's talk of closing it the democrats will open up another big lead in public confidence. who would have believed it would only take a month to teach the tea party that no government is bad politics. david corn for mother jones and howard fineman for "the huffington post" both msnbc political analysts. i know there are still questions about febds. but this week when it looks like they might have a budget deal and january when the continuing resolution comes up for continuing, it looks like t
't get health insurance. because the obama care website remains a disaster even though now the administration's website gurus are bragging that healthercare.gov is working more than 90% of the time. that's good enough for government work. get on the school bus, kids, principal obama said the bridge is 90% complete. >>> okay. good morning. it's tuesday, december 3rd. it's december. everybody get that into their heads. christmas is almost here. >> okay. with us on set -- >> can we show this picture that they have there. >> oh, i'm so grossed out. my daughters were frightened. >> willie geist can you explain that picture? >> look how cute and clean you look. >> i had the beard for the last 30 days. >> look at him. >> yesterday on the "today" show the viewers decided what to take it down to. i was shaved down a mustache. the viewers decided. >> wait. i don't want to see this. >> there's the undercarriage. >> i think cronkite used to do that. >> al got the goatee. i got the mustache. i went to the art of shaving on the upper west side in short order. >> let's open up the geist
people. they came up, dare i say it, with health care exchanges which president obama put into law. they came up with revenue sharing to help stress state and local government. they're turning their own back on their own history. not just on liberal ideas. >> you know, congressman, a lot of people -- this was brought home when they realize you're talking about children. there was as i said this very arresting article in "the new york times" this morning front page that i read very early this morning. about this 11-year-old named sesani. and it brought to mind when the president was speaking on income inequality. he talked about children in poverty. listen. >> the idea that a child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a decent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own. that should offend all of us. and it should compel us to action. we are a better country than this. >> i mean, when we get to the point where children in no fault of their own are living in these situations and it's just discarded, that's troubling about the spiri
system. >> when you look at obama care, you see a government centered health care delivery system. that's not what the american people want. the american people want to be able to pick their own type of health insurance and pick their own doctor and pick their own hospital. >> let me get your response to this. obviously some people interpret the government centered for socialism, which has been some of the criticism. what is your response to the patient is not driving their health care here? >> well, if patients are not driving this, i would like to know why it is we are concerned about people being able to navigate the website and go through plan by plan by plan to select the plans they want. and that's what this is all about. that's not the government telling them this is your plan. we're laying out for the american people in some instances 25 and 30. i've gone through this myself to pick out the plan i want from among the various levels that are available. that is the patient -- or potential patient taking the kind of plan he or she wants to have. what we also know is that when peopl
, like a lot of things in implementing fully obama care? >> to me there's an interesting thing here of what comes between those two points. if you look at the speech he gave on economic justice wednesday, clearly the president has big ideas, has a big agenda. he's not done with that. these are things he's discussed from the very beginning since he began running in 2007. to me what was interesting in watching your interview yesterday was when he talked about republicans. it's not he's completely resigned to the obstructionism, but i didn't get a sense of a lot of fight. he talked about being persistent. but i think if they want to rally -- and he referred to it. he has to be concrete in what he's to rally behind. take some of these grand ideas that he talked about on wednesday that he's talked about before whether it's raising the minimum wage, expanding head start to get investment going. he has more credibility now with these new employment numbers and making it concrete. sending bills to congress scene saying this is what we're going to fight for to give people next year motivatio
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